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Analysis of A New Golang Ransomware Targeting Linux Systems

Our FortiGuard Labs team recently found a new Golang ransomware targeting Linux systems. Learn more about this discovery.

By Kai Lu October 08, 2019

Threat Research

BlueBorne May Affect Billions of Bluetooth Devices

Bluetooth is one of the most widely deployed and used connectivity protocols in the world. Everything from electronic devices to smartphones uses it, as do a growing number of IoT devices. Now, a new Bluetooth exploit, known as BlueBorne, exploits a Bluetooth, making literally billions of devices potentially vulnerable to attack. BlueBorne is a hybrid Trojan-Worm malware that spreads thru the Bluetooth protocol. Because it includes worm-like properties, any infected system is also a potential carrier, and will actively search for vulnerable hosts....

By Aamir Lakhani September 14, 2017

Threat Research

Research: Disassembling Linux/Mirai.B!worm

A few days ago, a variant of Mirai hit a German telco, forcing 900,000 customers off the Internet. The FortiGuard team has issued an AV signature for it, named Linux/Mirai.B!worm. Several binaries were found in the wild for different architectures. I'll examine the one for ARM here, as that's the architecture I'm the most familiar with. A look at the strings in the binary reveals the following:

By Axelle Apvrille December 08, 2016

Threat Research

IoT malware are coming. Will you listen to me now?

It happened again. This past weekend we witnessed another record-setting DDoS attack, probably primarily caused by infected IoT devices. This attack is attributed to the same piece of code - Linux/Mirai - which attacked KrebsOnSecurity.com and OVH in September. List of Attacks Attributed to Linux/Mirai Date Where Rate Comments Oct 21, 2016 Dyn DNS ? Some of the attacks were coming from hosts infected...

By Axelle Apvrille October 24, 2016